The 'Short Histories' presented here are a useful first reference point for those interested in the history of some of the great names of the piano world. These piano-pioneers, dedicated themselves to producing the very best pianos possible.
Of course, it is one thing to have the expertise to produce a good piano and quite another to make an enduring and prosperous business out of it. The big names of the piano industry are certainly in that enviable league of business successes - the more lasting the name, reputation and build quality, the better the pianos. At least, that is what we all look for!